Society and Sanity: Understanding How to Live Well Together

Society and Sanity: Understanding How to Live Well Together

by Frank Sheed
     
 

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If there are two words that seem not to fit together they are "society" and "sanity". Spend twenty minutes on the freeway or ten minutes reading the newspaper, or ponder the religious and political conflicts in some regions of the world, and you will understand the point.

Yet if people are to thrive—to live fully and together in peace— we must have

Overview

If there are two words that seem not to fit together they are "society" and "sanity". Spend twenty minutes on the freeway or ten minutes reading the newspaper, or ponder the religious and political conflicts in some regions of the world, and you will understand the point.

Yet if people are to thrive—to live fully and together in peace— we must have sanity when it comes to society. And that requires sanity when it comes to thinking about man. Sanity involves seeing things as they really are. Social sanity requires seeing man as he really is—to grasp who and what human beings are and what sort of social arrangements help or hinder human flourishing.

In this classic work, Society and Sanity, Catholic thinker Frank Sheed brings his brilliant mind and lucid writing style to bear on the good human society. By explaining perennial truths about human nature based on the wisdom of Catholic social ethics, Sheed's book is as pertinent today with our controversies about love, the nature of marriage, the role of government, the relationship of law and morality and of Church and State, and the duties of the citizen, as when he penned the work over a half a century ago.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781586177300
Publisher:
Ignatius Press
Publication date:
03/31/2013
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
270
Sales rank:
692,103
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Frank Sheed had a very distinguished career as a publisher, lecturer, street-corner evangelist, and popular writer. He and his wife Maisie Ward were the founders of the major publishing house Sheed & Ward. His many popular books include To Know Christ Jesus, Theology and Sanity, Knowing God, Society and Sanity, and A Map of Life.

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